Oct. 2-7 is MS Fall Severe Weather Preparation Week

Published 11:00 am Monday, October 2, 2023

The week of Oct. 2-7 has been declared Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi, by Gov. Tate Reeves.

“Preparation can be lifesaving when it comes to severe weather,” said Reeves. “I encourage you to take some time this week to learn how to better prepare your family for when severe weather strikes.”

A record-breaking 136 tornadoes touched down in Mississippi in 2022. In spring 2023, 50 tornadoes touched down, including an EF-4 tornado in Rolling Fork and an EF-3 in Amory. While spring is the most active time for tornadoes, Mississippi usually sees significant storms during the secondary severe weather season of November and December.

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“We urge residents to prepare for the upcoming secondary severe weather season,” said MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney. “Prepare by checking insurance policies, building a disaster supply kit, and reviewing emergency plans with your family.”

For preparedness tips, visit www.MSMEMA.org.